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Dursleys, Meet The Wizarding World by Ghoul In Pajamas

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 458 Reviews
Summary: The Dursleys have left Privet Drive and are in hiding with Hestia Jones and Dedalus Diggle. Hestia and Mr. Dursley are constantly fighting, Petunia is avoiding the wizards at all costs, and Dedalus is trying to make them all the best of friends. Meanwhile, Dudley discovers he has an interest in Harry's world, but his parents are less than pleased when they find out.
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 01/29/10 Title: Chapter 10: Answers

This is such a creative work, full of almost real people. I keep checking for a new chapter with no luck.Do we have to guess who the third wizard was to get Daedalus locked out?

Author's Response: I guess you'll just have to keep reading to find out! The next chapter's in the queue so it should be up soon!

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 12/23/09 Title: Chapter 10: Answers

The plot line has benn done before, but this is so entertaining and readable. One of the better efforts. Please keep it going.

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 06/16/11 Title: Chapter 13: Mrs. Longbottom's Experiment

Started this story ages ago and just found your updates. Very enjoyable.

Harry Potter and the Hero's Lament by L A Moody

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 222 Reviews
Summary: With McGonagall firmly entrenched as Hogwarts’ new headmistress, Harry is enticed to return for his seventh year under unique conditions. Aided by Ron and Hermione, he embarks upon a Horcrux search-and-destroy mission using the school as the base of operations. Recognizing that saving the wizarding world from the ultimate evil is a rather daunting task for a seventeen-year old wizard, the Order of the Phoenix steps in to assist Harry on his journey. It soon becomes clear, however, that not everyone has the same lesson plan in mind for our hero. As the headmistress attempts to lay a clever trap to reveal hidden agendas, Voldemort waits in ambush at the one site that Harry is sure to visit.

But before Harry can face his nemesis, he must face down the inner demons that plague his own life and truly grow into adulthood. His activities are punctuated with school pranks, Quidditch, parties, and the requisite amount of rule-breaking that readers have come to expect from the trio.
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 06/25/12 Title: Chapter 73: Epilogue: The Hero's Lament

I have been reading this story for a week and finished it at half past eleven last night. I was gob smacked when I read the epilogue. I had to re read it again this morning and still cannot make up my mind if it should be there or not. Anyway, thanks for an excellent story.

Author's Response: So happy you enjoyed my alternate take on Harry’s seventh year. No doubt about it, the epilogue is a rude awakening. But then the ending of my main story (in the chapter before) is so fundamentally different than the bittersweet closing of Deathly Hallows, that I couldn’t help drawing the comparison. Although I didn’t know it at the time, tying this story (my first) back into the canon universe gave me a starting point for the sequel, The Dark Phoenix, as well as the post-Hogwarts canon story that I’m writing now, Chocolate Frog. Do let me know if you find time to read anything else.

Marissa and the Wizards by JCCollier

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 75 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Two years after Voldemort's downfall, Headmistress McGonagall finds a puzzling decrease in new Muggle-born students. Consulting the magic Quill, she and Flitwick find even wizarding children being born without magical ability. Each year fewer students are listed. If the decline continues, within decades the classrooms of Hogwarts will be half empty. Concerned how far the problem spreads, McGonagall sends a message to the Quill schools of the other continents.

In Brazil, the world of magic is revealed to a young homeless girl. When Marissa cautiously accepts an education in the wizarding world, the choice will lead her to an object somehow tied to the unknown cause of the wizarding decline. But as she struggles to show any ability at all, she is unsure if she even belongs in their world. What role can a neglected street beggar have in events that wizarding schools of all the world may soon be part of?

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 07/06/13 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14 - She Has An Air About Her

Long time since I read this story, so I had to read it all again. It would be nice to be still alive when you finish it. Marissa is one of my favourite original fanfiction characters.

Author's Response: Thank you for your review and compliment on Marissa. I certainly hope that you are alive when I finish the story! And that I am too since the finish would be problematic without that...

Too Good To Be Fake by way 2 HP obsesed

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 49 Reviews
Summary: Two days after the battle of Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione are wondering what is going to happen. The wizarding world is being rebuilt and so are relationships...Ginny has not seen Harry for almost a year and now they have all the time in the world to spend with one another. But can they just pick up where they left off? Will all be forgiven and forgotten or will the trio go their separate ways?
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 10/04/15 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 - Birthday Trouble

I hope this is a bit more than the usual Harry/Ginny misunderstanding. We all know where it will finish. The Malfoy bit looks more interesting.

A Different Sort of Magic by bite

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 17 Reviews
Summary: This is an AU take on Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts, during the summer holidays Harry is having difficulty getting over Cedric dying just before the summer. He is back at the Dursley’s, but this time events will be altered as he stumbles upon a mysterious primeval Book Of Shadows. Without thinking of the consequences, Harry reads an incantation from it aloud, soon after he reads it everything changes. For better or for worse no one knows, but he has awakened a different sort of magic no one alive in the Wizarding world has ever seen before.

This story is now complete. I have had to go onto a different site as this story is a crossover. I have moved to fanfiction net under casper01. Thanks.
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 10/19/12 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Harry had better watch what he is doing.

Author's Response: Thanks for yor review. Yes Hary had better watch out.

You dance divinely, Mr Weasley by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 19 Reviews
Summary: It has been two and a half years since Fred died and George Weasley still feels the pain of loss. So when Ginny and Hermione turn up at the shop to ask him to fill in for a sick Ron at the Quidditch Winter Ball his initial response is a definite no! But Hermione’s plight, for some reason, moves him and he reluctantly agrees to partner his soon to be sister-in-law to the ball. With new robes and some dazzling dance steps, he little realises that this could be the night his life changes for the better.
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 02/16/12 Title: Chapter 1: You dance divinely, Mr Weasley.

I really enjoyed that. I am going to have to read a lot more of your stuff.

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I do write a lot of diverse things with different pairings and eras so I hope you find something else that you like. ~Carole~

Wandless by Wandering Wand

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 62 Reviews

It’s not just any 1st of September. The Philosopher Stone is hidden at Hogwarts, The Boy Who Lived is about to board the Express for the first time. It’s not the best September for something unexpected to happen, for something impossible. Or someone.

This story is not AU, but it focuses on the original character, her plot, her friends, her loves :)

Rating and Warning only for later chapters.

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 08/05/13 Title: Chapter 39: Chapter 39 - The End

I came across this story yesterday and could not stop reading. A memorable effort and a great AU character. Thanks for the entertainment.

Author's Response: Thank you for the praise - I'm glad you likes it :) I submitted the last chapter today!

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 08/13/13 Title: Chapter 40: Chapter 40 - Draco Malfoy

Happy chapter.

Author's Response: Thanks! :)

From the Ground, Up. by Hermiones Kneazle

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 23 Reviews
Summary: The final confrontation between Voldemort is over and those left must pick up the pieces. Hermione tries to hold everyone together while Ron suffers through the loss of his brother, and proves to be more than a mere support for him.
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 07/05/13 Title: Chapter 5: Heat Stroke

Five chapters in Four years? I hope you can update a bit more frequently. It is getting interesting.

The Letter by moebear

Rated: Professors • 4 Reviews
Summary: My sisters were the beautiful ones, the ones with the world open to them, and I was the one who climbed trees and didn’t pay attention when they scratched me until I was covered in blood and it was already too late. The trees had given me a bit of their sap to staunch the flow, and in doing so had turned me into a wild thing, something that should have been free, but was caged forever, tied down by life.
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 06/08/12 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

I followed the first chapter, but I am afraid the second chapter is a bit too surreal for me.

The Dawn by ahattab33

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 16 Reviews Past Featured Story

Ron Weasley is staying at Shell Cottage during the Christmas of 1997. These are the thoughts and feelings that occupy him.

This is ahattab33 of Hufflepuff, and this is for the "Watching the Mirror" class on the MNFF Beta Boards.
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 06/05/13 Title: Chapter 1: The Dawn

Great little gem.

A Touch of Midas by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews

Albus Potter was dying.

As his brother's body was ravaged by an insanely rare disease, James Potter set out on an incredible journey in search of a mythical creature that everyone was sure was extinct, because if he did not, the cure for Albus's disease could not be concocted and he would die a slow, painful death.

If the journey in itself was not strange enough, James encountered a legendary figure, who agreed to guide him through his quest through many lands.

This is ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor of Ravenclaw House, and this is my Submission to the Eighth Round of the Gauntlet. This entry placed second overall.

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 06/25/12 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 2

What happened to the griffin?

Author's Response:

Well, I imagine they would get what they needed from it and then do what they could to preserve and perpetuate the species. Luna, I think, would be giddy to have a chance to study a creature thought to be extinct. Or, maybe, they would take it back where they James found it and then show the world what Gryffindor had considered his 'treasure'.

Though it's an odd piece and actually kind of terrible (the prompts in the challenge for which this was written were terrible, and all the participants struggled to a degree), I think this was my first 'caper' fic, and it was fun while I was writing it. Thanks for reading/reviewing. :)


No Contest by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 24 Reviews Past Featured Story
Sunshine spilled down onto the small grassy spot through a window in the tall trees. She stood a couple of yards back, staring at eleven letters cut into rock. It was beautiful, and yet, to Hermione’s eyes, nowhere near a worthy enough tribute for a life so full of rambunctious joy.

This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff writing for the Madam Pomfrey One-Shot Triathlon - Round One: Major Canon Characters, Prompt 5 (loss of loved one)
Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 01/17/12 Title: Chapter 1: No Contest

While wandering around the world of Harry Potter fan fiction, I came across this. I just have to say what a wonderful little gem it was. Thanks.

Author's Response: Thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. :)

Seventh Year Slytherin by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 13 Reviews
Summary: Kenley Allen was about to begin her seventh year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and she was more than ready. The summer holiday had seemed longer than usual with her mum traveling frequently and Kenley running out of things to do for amusement.

Things change, however, when she reluctantly accepts an invitation from her new step-father to join him in Diagon Alley for the day. Chance meetings and awkward conversations abound.

**beams** This story won the third round of the Character Clinic Triathalon! Category: original characters

**beams again** This story was nominated for 2010 Quicksilver Quill ~ Best Original Character

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 09/10/12 Title: Chapter 1: one-shot

I want to say I agree with all who reviewed this story and Kenley is just too good a character to not develop more.

Author's Response: Thanks so much for saying that. I have a strong attachment to this character and her family and her story, but the task of converting it to a chaptered story has got a bit lost among other projects of late. But I've had her on my mind and would very much like to get back into it. I appreciate the read and the review, and the encouragement. Thanks! ~ Lori

The Best Team in East Anglia by minnabird

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 8 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Every year, the best amateur Quidditch team in Suffolk faces off against the best team in Norfolk in the East Anglia Summer Tournament. Isobel Jones, one of exactly seven young witches and wizards in the tiny town of Eleigh St. Mary in Suffolk, decides that not only is she going to form a team for the tournament, her team is going to win it.

The problem? Well, let's see. One of her seven possible players is an utter klutz at Quidditch. Two others are often too busy with their school Quidditch teams to practice hard during the school year. And then there's just the little matter of getting to the finals, facing up against a team that's won two years running and isn't afraid to play dirty, and getting her team through the game unscathed...

"We'll win," she says. "We're going to prove that we’re the best team in East Anglia.”

People scoff. But her team believes - and that's all that really matters.

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 06/10/13 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 4

Why no more chapters? I was really enjoying this.

The Darkness and the Light by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 154 Reviews Past Featured Story

Harry Potter had seen death - a lot of death. Friends had passed in his lifetime, more so than any one person should ever experience, but how much is too much, even for the Chosen One?

Ron Weasley is dead, leaving behind his wife and his best mate. How can these two cope with their Trio being cut down to two? And when danger lurks in the shadows, can they find the strength to fight for one another?


Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 11/12/13 Title: Chapter 17: Epilogue

Yes. Long journey.

Author's Response: Not sure whether that's good or bad, so how about a quick thank you for dropping in and saying hello!


Tales of the Battle by Northumbrian

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 300 Reviews
Over fifty people died at the Battle of Hogwarts. There are dozens of stories of loss, betrayal, heroism and sacrifice. These are some of those stories.

Nominated for: Best General (Chaptered) story – Quicksilver Quills 2011

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 07/10/11 Title: Chapter 4: Protheroe's Perspective

What a sad emotional ending to a chapter.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review (and nice to see you here). Polly (as you know) reappears in other stories. I hope that you enjoy the rest of these tales. They are the foundation on which my other stories are built. -N-

Chocolate Frog by L A Moody

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 154 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Amid the desolation of Diagon Alley, a tiny ray of hope lay buried. Nothing more than a tidbit amid the sweeping despair of Deathly Hallows, yet it would not let go of my imagination. Had I found the casually inserted pivotal clue that would rise like Nicolas Flamel from the pages of the first book? Or had I stumbled upon another Mark Evans: nothing but filler detail in the opening pages of The Order of the Phoenix, JKR having overlooked that he bore the same last name as Harry’s mother?

So I waited for my little gem to bear fruit, to become one of those climactic surprises we should have seen coming, but somehow overlooked. Only it never came to pass. The death count mounted to a staggering high, the epic moments came and went, Snape’s back story was finally revealed, and still nothing.

So it has lain, bereft and unwanted, among the detritus of a Diagon Alley the Death Eaters had turned into a bully’s playground. But in the intervening years, this rough diamond has become the inspiration for this story, spreading its tentacles into new and intriguing territories.

Although Harry mentions Chocolate Frog as the title of Mad-Eye Moody’s autobiography at the end of my previous tale, The Dark Phoenix, this version of the story goes beyond that. Nonetheless, the sections representing Moody’s memoirs are clearly labeled.

This story begins with events recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and continues beyond the end of the series. I have attempted to conform to canon as much as possible, elaborating only where the circumstances are vague or passed over. It is an interpretation of the events that happened behind the scenes, so to speak.

Reviewer: Dad Signed
Date: 05/28/13 Title: Chapter 41: Forty - One / Harry: The Ruins of Babylon

Worth the wait.

Author's Response: Thanks for making my day! That was the absolute sweetest comment of all. Hope you won’t lose heart waiting for the next installment. One chapter has morphed into four and it’s been a bit like wrestling a bear.